I3UUNEU College flewe. Vol. 6. No. 15. WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1907. Price, 5 Cents. COLLEGE SETTLEMENT WORK AT DENNISON HOUSE. At the vesper service on Sunday, Jan- uary twentieth, Miss Dudley of Denison House gave an account of her work there. By way of introduction Miss Dudley gave a brief resume of the conditions under which the Denison House started fourteen years ago, with one house and a very few residents in a neighborhood of Syrians, Irish and Italians, entirely unaccustomed to refinement and the higher standards of living. Now there are fourteen residents and about fifty outside helpers working in the four houses which open convenient- ly into each other. There is a co-opera- tive home for working girls conducted by Miss Bertha Hazard, and some years a summer cottage is opened during the vacation season. The classes are many, accommodating six hundred persons a. week; they range from the "Sunshine Club" for little chil- dren to the "College Extension Clubs" and the work with the Italians in con- nection with the "Good Government Association." In the summer time va- cation schools are opened. Not long ago a nurse took up her residence at Denison House. Besides doing house-to-house visiting, this nurse has charge of the modified milk station. With this growth of working material what has been the effect of the Settlement upon the community and how far has its aim been accomplished? Through the clubs and the resulting closer connection with the residents, the children have been given a little industrial education, but what is more important, gentler and more obliging manners are rapidly being cul- tivated. Their standard of conduct may be judged from the fact that none of the boys who have gone to the Denison House have ever been in court. Perhaps the greatest change to be seen is in the men who are now taking a keen interest in the causes affecting poverty, and all measures tending toward more scientific and prac- tical adjustment of these matters. The intelligent and lively discussions about the Beveridge bill and the recent exhibition of child labor held in Phila- delphia are good examples of their awak- ening. As may be inferred from the advance made in the standards of the people in the immediate neighborhood, the whole community has been propor- tionately benefited and the ideal of the workers, — to show the foreigners, more truly, our American ideals, has to a grat- ifying extent been realized. R. C. SAN FRANCISCO RELIEF WORK. On Friday evening, January 25, Mr. Moore of Boston talked to the Economics Club about the relief work which has been done in San Francisco. Mr. Moore, who went with three others from Boston to aid the sufferers from the earthquake, arrived in Oakland a week after the disaster. There crowds of homeless people roamed the streets, for San Francisco is in such an isolated position that it is hundreds of miles from any large cities which might harbor its refugees. Rooms were very scarce and accommodations for three often had to serve for twelve. Order was main- tained by soldiers with bayonets. The confusion was so great and so general that Mr. Moore, who went as a helper, said he felt decidedly helpless himself. The morn- ing after their arrival Mr. Moore and the two ladies of the party went over to San Francisco. There the)- saw the dreadful ruin of property wrought by the fire and the great grief brought to many who had lost every trace of their nearest and dear- est. They found rooms in a cellar where a tailor's shop had been, and then tried to find work, but that proved more difficult than they expected. It was in this connection that Mr. Moore met Mr. Cushing. Mr. Cushing, he said, was a calm, red-headed, blue-eyed man, who, onlv a week after the earthquake, was able to say: "I am organized." At the time of the earthquake Mr. Cushing was at San Jose, where the shocks were perhaps most violent. He picked himself up out of the fallen bricks of the ruined hotel and helped rescue others. Then, hearing of the destruction ot the Insane Asylum, he hurried there and spent that day in rescuing those pinned under fallen walls, and caring for the dead, and those wandering about the grounds. - That night he saw the glow in the sky from burning San Francisco, and decided to go back there. The first few days relief had to be given out on a wholesale plan. No food was allowed to be sold in the city, but all was confiscated for the relief of sufferers. Rations were dealt out to one hundred and ninety-five thousand people, and free transportation was granted to all who wished to leave the city. This could not last, however. At Mr. Cushing's office aid was dispensed with more discrimination. According to his system, applications were handed in on cards which he looked over in the evening and sifted the worthy from the unworthy. Whenever sufficient cre- dentials were furnished, Mr. Cushing man- aged to give the necessary relief. If a man could show that he could get work, or had some means of support in another city, he received a ticket to that place. Mr. Cushing afforded this assistance to over five thousand. If, with a sewing machine, a seamstress could become self- supporting, she was given a sewing ma- chine. If a man had been successful in the grocery business, he could have perhaps $500.00 capital for a fresh start. In this careful way, Mr. Cushing distributed the relief funds to over twenty thousand people. There were many other noble workers in San Francisco. Seven men were ap- pointed to take charge of the rehabilitation of the city. One of these, Dr. Gunn, was remarkable for his energy and activity. Late one day these directors received word that the railroad would give employment to two hundred men if thev would send them down. Dr. Gunn asked next day if the offer was still good, and finding it was, he used it to find employment for many of those in his care and to list others who were able but unwilling to work, and were receiving work unworthily. In an in- credibly short time all the ablebodied in Dr. Gunn's district were self-supporting. Another of the directors, Dr. Howard, had a hard district and was not able to show results very quickly. He was misunder- stood and blamed by those in authority, but in the end he was pronounced very competent. All these men lost their homes and incomes through the disaster, but nobly worked hard, day in and day out, in giving relief to others, and asked no pay for their services. Mr. Moore said that instead of the wickedness and graft which the newspapers report, he found many such deeds of heroism and noble self-denial. Especial care was taken of the relief funds sent from other cities. The salaries of the men needed to carry out the work was paid from San Francisco's own fund, and all checks were countersigned bv four men, so that squandering and misuse of the relief funds was practically impossible. Edward A. MacDowell. Many of the readers of College News are aware af the fact 'hat our beloved composer, MacDowell, has lost his mind hrough over-work. James Huneker c ays, "Admirers cf Edward MacDowell's Sonata Tragica may recall the last move- ment, in which, after a triumphant cli- max, the curtain rings down on tragic misery, overwhelming, unmitigable. It was (he very Greek-like belief of Mac- Dowell (hat nothing is so sublimely awful as to heighten the darkness of tragedy by making it follow closely on the heels of riumph. This he has accomplished in his first sonata, and fa'e has ironically transposed to the life Of is composer the cruel and tragic drama cf his own music." The Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York, through a very strong committee, has made an appeal to all musicians, to all lovers of music, to all patrons of art, to ! he Amerk an .people, for a sum of money to be devoted to the support of MacDowell and his family. Men like Joseph H. Choate, Grover Cleveland, George B. Cortelyou, Hamlin Garland, Henry L. Higginson, William Travers Jerome, Seth Low, J. Pierpoint Morgan and Bishop Potter have endorsed the plan and Henry van Dyke has written most eloquently of the effort to raise a fund. Harvard and Smith are both interesting themselves in the project and the Welles- ley Department of Music has arranged an interesting concert for Wednesday, Febru- ary 13, at 4-20, P.M., in Billings Hall, particulars of which will be announced in next week's College News. I hope we may have hearty support from the college in this undertaking. Tickets will be fifty cents. Advance sub- scriptions for this concert (or for the fund, independent of the concert) will be gladly received by the department. Hamilton C Macdougall. COLLEGE NEWS Colle ge TR ews. Press of N. A. Lindsey 4 Co., Boston. Published weekly. Subscription price, J1.00 a year to resident and non-resident. All business correspondence should be addressed to Miss Florence Plummer, Business Manager College Vfwr • . T All subscriptions Bhould be sent to Miss Ellsa- ■ : beth Condit. Editor-in-Chief, Alice W Farrar. 1908 Associate Editor. Elizabeth Andrews, 190S Literary Editors. Leah Curtis. 1908 Estelle E. Littlefield, 1908 Agnes E. Rothery. 1909 Alumni Editor, Caroline Fletcher. Managing Editors, ■ Florence Plummer, 1907 Elisabeth Condit 1907 . Emma McCarrol, 1908 Anna Brown, 1909 "Entered as second class matter, November 12. 1903, at the Post Office, at Wellesley, Mass., under the Act of Congress. March 3, 1879." SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO., JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS, BOSTON. Fine Stationery, Umbrellas, Parasols, Wedding Gifts. Official Makers of the Wellesley Seal Pin. Jewelry Repairing. JOSEPH Q. LOWELL OSMON C. BAILEY LOWELL BROS. & BAILEY, General Commission Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in foreign & Domestic fruits & Produce of All Kinds. 73 and 75 Clinton Street, Boston. Ref.: Fourth Nat. Bk., Boston Fruit & Produce Ex. A week ago last Saturday the schedule of mid-year examinations was posted on the elevator bulletin board. Since then, -that place has been a center of attraction, i At; almost any moment in the day some : one may be seen standing there studying Ythis schedule with a look of general de- ', spondency upon her countenance. A short time before the posting of the 'examination schedule, there appeared in the elevator a little red card upon which was printed a notice, short but to the point — "Don't worry." Whether there is any intentional connection between the 'little notice within the elevator and the long and varied mid-year notices posted on the bulletin without, we do not know. . If -we ourselves would make the con- nection, it might be of great advantage to lis. • Of course we must all admit that it is a -thousand times easier to say "Don't : worry" than to banish all anxiety from irar minds. Nevertheless, we can at -least try not to worry but to remember •that after all. most of us have been through mid-years before and still survive in a more or less sound condition both mental- ly :and physically. We know that as soon as examinations are over, what ap- rrs a FOWNES THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A GLOVE peared beforehand to be a threatening night-mare is remembered only vaguely as a more or less unpleasant dream. To you. Freshmen, who have never be- fore taken college examinations we would offer the consolation that mid-years will not be half so formidable as you have im- agined ; for examinations so terrifying can exist only in the minds of Freshmen, never in reality. It may seem incredible, but students have been known to find the good times indulged in at mid-years, a more than just compensation for all the less pleasant features, although they sel- dom admit it just at this time of the year. It is quite "the thing" in the minds of some people to give way to one's doleful feelings at mid -years. We hear the woes of our friends and match their accounts with tales of our own troubles — more examinations and longer paper, in iar more difficult subjects, coming at much more inconvenient times. And so the misery grows. Much of this unnecessary misery arises from the fact that we look at examinations in a wholly false light. They are not, and never were intended to be, instru- ments of torture devised by the Faculty for use upon the students. If this were their purpose, the faculty might some- times consider themselves equally tor- tured in having to read the piles upon piles of blue books which we fill. Under ideal conditions there would be no need of examinations. All students would be doing their best and most con- scientious work all the time and if a gen- eral review of the work would be valuable, they would make it of their own accord. If there are any students of this ideal kind, they will have to be examined with the vast majority. The vast majority of students, as we all know, falls far short of this idea; they need a stimulus and must be examined to prove to their in- structors that they have at least the re- quired knowledge of the subjects which they are taking. This then is the prima- ry purpose of our examinations. Those who have done their work faith- fully and well each day do not need to worry; those who have not cannot afford to waste their time in worrying, for here is the great opportunity for atoning for all deficiencies in the past. NOTICE. Copy for College News should be in the hands of the editors by Friday noon of each week. It is desirable that all communications be written in ink, rather than in pencil, and on one side of the sheet only. The departments are in charge of the following editors: General Correspondence . . Alice W. Farrar College Calendar I Elizabet h Andrews College Notes ) Library Notes ) Music Notes ^Estelle E. Littlefield Society Notes J Free Press 1 Art Notes [ Leah T. Curtis Athletic Notes J Parliament of Fools. . .Agnes E. Rothery ' Alumna? Notes Miss Fletcher Officers of Student Government Association. President Florence F. Besse Vice-president Olive Smith Secretary Ethel V. Grant Treasurer Betsey Baird Senior Member Margaret Noyes Junior Member Elizabeth Perot Sophomore Member . . . Margaret Kennedy Office Hours. President: Thursday, rr. 30-12. 30 P.M. Friday, 2.30-3.00 P.M. Vice-president: Wednesday, 10. 50-11. 35 A.M. Thursday, 10. 50-11. 35 A.M. Saturday, n. 40-12. 30 A.M. SAVES HOSIERY NEVER SLIPS, TEARS NOR UNFASTENS Every Pair Warranted The CUSHION BUTTON HOSE SUPPORTER If ycjr Dealer does not sell you this Supporter he does not sell the Best Every Clasp has the name WBT~ Stamped on the Metal Loop 1 ^^^ GEORGE FROST CO., Makers, Boston, Mass. COLLEGE NEWS 3 COLLEGE CALENDAR. Thursday, January 31, at 7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel, regular mid-week prayer meeting of the Christian Asso- ciation. Sunday, February 3, at n, A.M., services in Houghton Memo- rial Chapel. Sermon by Rev. John H. Denison of Boston. Communion service. 7, P.M., vespers with address by Mrs. Labaree, Traveling Secretary of the Student Volunteer Band. Monday, February 4, at 7.30, P.M., in Billings Hall, Violin Recital by Mr. Foster, Mr. Hamilton accompanist. Tuesday, February 5, mid-year examinations begin. Wednesday, February 6, at 4.20, P.M., in Billings Hall, Sym- phony Lecture by Professor Macdougall. COLLEGE NOTES. At a service held in Billings Hall, on Sunday afternoon, Jan- uary twentieth, Mr. Joseph Elkinton gave an address upon "Mysticism," and Mr. Alfred Garret upon "Silence." Miss Locke's normal class met. on Tuesday evening, January 22. The subject discussed was "Confucianism." Miss Willye Anderson, 1908, has resigned from the office of Vice-President of the Barnswallow Society, as she will not re- turn to college this year. A reception was given at the Observatory on Wednesday afternoon, January twenty-third, by Professor Whiting in honor of Mrs. Dorothea Klumpke Roberts, a distinguished astronomer from England. Among outside guests present were Mrs. Whitin, Miss Julie Klumpke, Mrs. Fleming and Miss Cannon from Harvard Observatory, Mrs. Elihu Thompson of Lynn, Rev. and Mrs. George Cutter. Miss Scudder led the Christian Association meeting of Jan- uary 24, and chose for her subject "The Fine Art of Christian Living." Miss Scudder said that the secret of the Christian life was the consciousness of God, which, she showed, is revealed in different ways to different people. The middle ages believed that this consciousness was best attained through abstraction from life, but we believe that to live most nobly is to live with one's fellowmen. To remember that our time is precious, to choose that which will bring us nearest God, both in our inner and outer life, and to let His spirit be in all our work and play, is to live a Christian life. On Friday evening, January 25, in the Faculty Parlor at College Hall, Mr. John F. Moore of Boston, spoke upon the "Relief Work Done in San Francisco." Mr. Moore went out to San Francisco immediately after the disaster to represent the Massachusetts contributors. During his stay of several months there he worked hard himself at the most practical details. Mr. Moore spoke at the invitation of the Economics Club. Miss Elizabeth Perry, formerly of 1908, visited college last week. A meeting of the Graduate Club was held on Tuesday evening, January 29. A Conference on Child Labor is to be held, by the courtesy of the Twentieth Century Club, at 3 Joy street, Boston, on Wednesday evening, January 30, at 8, P.M. Addresses will be made by the following: Governor Guild, (official engagements permitting) ; Professor Samuel McCune Lindsay, Secretary of the National Child Labor Committee, upon "The Federal Control of Child Labor;" Mr. John Golden, President of the United Textile Workers of America; and Miss Florence Mar- shall of the Boston Trade School for Girls. -• ■'-> Members of the College community and especially those living in the village, will be glad to know of the abundant good things to be had at the Woman's Exchange, on Washington street, just beyond the express office. Every day delicious whole wheat bread may be obtained; and in small or large portions, all at reasonable prices, salads, soups, croquettes, fish balls, sandwiches, pies, cakes and candies. The Saturday baked beans and small loaves of brown bread are in especial demand. Orders are taken for the beans and brown bread, as: well as for any of the other good supplies. Glee Club Concert Dinners, February 22 and 23 —AT— THE WELLESLEY INN. 5.30 and 6.30 P.M. Reserve Tables at Once STURTEVANT & HALEY, BEEF AND SUPPLY CO 38 and 40 Faneuil Hall Market, BOSTON. Telephone 933 Richmond. hotel supplies a specialty. FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND HOTHOUSE PRODUCTS. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO HOTEL, CLUB AND FAMILY ORDERS. ISAAC LOCKE <& CO., 97, 99 and lOl Faneuil Hall Market. L. P. HOLLANDER <& CO. Outfitters for VOUING LADIES. A. Large Assortment of YOUNG LADIES' SUITS, WAISTS AND COATS, To order and Ready =to= Wear. Also many Novelties in Hosiery, Veils, Neckwear and Gloves. 202 to 216 Boylston St reet and Park Square, Boston COLLEGE NEWS MUSIC NOTES. On Sunday evening, January 27, 1907, a vesper service with special music was held in the Memorial Chapel. Following is the service list: Processional 78S'. Service Anthem: "The Strain Upraise" D. Buck Organ : Andante in F Beethoven Choir: "Abide With Me" Barnby Organ: Walther's Preislied from "Die Meistersinger. Prayer from "Rienzi" Wagner Recessional 527. The Wellesley College Choir. Solos by Miss Whi'.ney, Miss Mcintosh and Miss Wheeler. Professor Macdougall, Organist. On Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 1907, a recital was given in Billings Hall, at 4.20, P.M., by students in the Department of Music. Program. Nocturne in B major Chopin "Au Ruisseau" Schutt Miss Ethel M. Hull, 1907. 'Love's Madrigal Kenneth Rae "Adoration Borowski Miss Elizabeth A. Judkins, Special. Piano: Gavotte in B minor Bach — Saint Saens "Spinning Song" Mendelssohn Miss Katherine von Ach, 1907. Voice: "Deep in a Rose's Glowing Heart" E. Nevin Miss Whitaker, 191 1. Organ : Overture in C minor Hollins Miss Jessie D. Buchanan, Special. Piano: Voice: Violin There will be no Symphony Program January 30, 1907 MID=YEAR MUSIC, 1907. Tuesday, February 5. "Rondo" Morandi "Wellesley March" E. Corinne Locke (1906) Wednesday, February 6. "Festal March" Smart Overture, "Carmen" Bizet Thursday, February 7. " Humoreske" Dvorak "Saint Cecilia Offertoire" Batiste Friday, February 8. First movement from the "American" Symphony, Dvorak "Marche Militaire" Schubert Saturday, February 9. Impromptu on themes from "Faust" .Gounod WELLESLEY SENIORS. A young ladies' school to open next October offers an exceptional opportun- ity to a Wellesley Senior contemplating teaching next year. Full particulars may be had by addressing: RICHARD D. CURRIER, 1 BROADWAY, NEW YORK Blanket Wraps, Kimonas, Breakfast Wraps and Waists, $2.75 to $35. Ready=to=Wear Shirt Waists, $3.50 to $15. Ladies' Stocks, Belts, Gloves. Ladies' Storna Coats, in Rubber, Silk, Wool and Barberbry's English make. Fownes' Heavy Street Gloves, Hand Sewn, $1.50. Golf Sweaters and every requisite, $3.50 and up. ' ^a Washington and W"* 3™g. Summer Streets. / , ' Boston, U.S.A. PREFERRED STOCK Mocha and <J;iv,-i Coffee, 1 lb. ami 2 lb. Cans. A Wellesley Print=Shop THE HIGHEST GRADE COFFEE. MARTIN L HALL & CO., BOSTON When in ne ed of particular printing, promptly done at reasonable prices, call at the most convenient place, where modern equipment and expert work- men guar MAUGUS PRINTING CO. antee sat- isfaction. Wellesley Square. Boston and Haine Railroad Lowest Rates. Fast Train Service between Boston and Chicago, St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis and all points West, Northwest and Southwest. Pullman Palace or Sleeping Cars on all through lines. For tickets and information apply at any principal ticket office of the Company. D. J. FLANDERS, Gen'l. Pass, and Tkt. Agt., Boston. THE WALNUT Hill SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, NATICK, MASS. Tuition and Board, $700. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. Miss Conant and Miss Bigelow, Principals. Wigs, Beards, Etc., to Hire for Amateur Theatricals and all Stage Productions. Grease Paints, Powders, Burnt Cork, Rouges, Etc. JV1. SUATTERY, Theatrical and Street I 26 Tremont Street, Boston, Between Eliot and LaGrange Sts. Opp. Majestic Theater Hair Work of Every Description. Special Attention Given to Order Work Wigs COLLEGE NEWS A New Book with Snap and Spice ADAM'S SONS By A. Q. LEARNED One of America's Cleverest Artists This book is filled with the brightest and spiciest sayings about men. ...... Every page illustrated. Great book for women to give men. ....... Something of interest on every page. Something to hit every man you know. ... For Sale by C. W. Davis H. L. Flagg Price, $1.50 MID=YEAR MUSIC, 1907— Continued. Tuesday, February 12. "Evening Star" March from "Tannhauser" Wagner Wednesday, February 13. "Berceuse" Kinder Overture ' ' Rosamunde" Schubert Thursday, February 14. Humorous variations on a German Air in the styles of Bach, Hadyn, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Verdi, Gounod and Wagner S. Ochs Friday, February 15. Variations on the Austrian Hymn J . Haydn March from "Le Prophete" Meyerbeer Saturday, February 16. Request program. Requests may be sent through the resident mail. FREE PRESS. I. May 1 advise the members of the College, through the Free Press, to "look up and not down" these winter evenings, and see a combination in the sky which will not be again witnessed for twelve years. The brilliant planet Jupiter occupies nearly the center of the finest constellations in the heavens. Around it are at least eleven bright stars with names. Get some of the astronomy girls to point them out: Sirius, Procyon, Castor and Pollux, Capella, Beteluense, Bellatrix, Rigel, Saiph, Aldeberan. The far-famed legion of the Southern Cross cannot approach this northern grouping of stars for splendor at any time, cer- tainly not when Jupiter, as now, is in their midst. Sarah F. Whiting. II. One day last week a sympathizing friend took off Sigard's muzzle and let him go free. She probably did not know that her deed of mercy put the dog's life in jeopardy. The selectmen of the town of Wellesley have instructed the police to kill any dog found running at large and unmuzzled. Will Sigard's many friends assist him to obey the law in a cheerful spirit? Katherine Coman. The Burson Stocking is knit to shape in leg, ankle, heel, foot and toe without seam, corner or uneven thread anywhere. It keeps its shape. The Burson is the only stocking in the world thus knit. A new pair for every pair that fails is our guarantee. i Above we sliow the BtTRSON and the ""others"— turned inside out— note the difference. BOSTON FURS Mink (American Sabie), Black lynx, Ermine and Chinchilla ARE FASHIONABLE FOR THIS WINTER. We are showing the correct and fashionable models in these furs and many others. Fur-Lined Coats for all occasions Fur and Fur Trimmed Hats in the Newest Designs OUR PRICES ARE REASONABLE OUR GOODS are all marked in plain figures. OUR PRICE IS THE SAME to all purchasers We Ask Your Inspection. GEO. L. GRIFFIN & SON, Hatters and Furriers, 404 Washington Street, BOSTON, MASS. THE IINDIAIN STORE, 186 Boylston Street, Boston Indian Baskets, Moccasins, Etc. 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Hardware, Skates and Hock- eys, Curtain Rods and Fixtures, Cutlery and Fancy Hardware, Kitchen Furnishings for the Club Houses. H. L. FLAGG, Daily Papers, Periodicals, Stationery, Etc. WRIGHT S D1TS0N SPORTING GOODS. Waban Block, Wellesley Sq. John A. Morgan & Co. PHARMACISTS, Shattuck Building, WELLESLEY. HARRISON SWAN & CO. DEALERS IN Poultry and Wild Game, 1 faneuil Hall Market, Boston. Telephone Richmond 883-2. HONORS FOR MLLE PUTHOD. The gratifying news of fresh laurels won by a member of the Department of French has just been received from Paris in the shape of a diploma, a copy of which we give below : R6publique Francaise Ministere de 1' Instruction publique, des Beaux- Arts et des Cultes. Le Ministre de l'Instruction publique, des Beaux Arts et des Cultes, Vu l'article 32 du d^cret organique du 17 mars 1808; Vu les ordonnances royales des 14 novembre 1844, 9 septem- bre, 1845 et ier novembre 1846; Vu les de'crets des 9 decembre 1850, 7 avril et 27 dScembre 1866, 24 decembre 1885 et 4 dout 1898, Arrgte : Mademoiselle Valentine Puthod, Professeur de langue at litterature franchises h Wellesley College (Massachusetts) est nommee Officier d'Academie. Pour Ampliation: Le Directeur du Cabinet, Jules Gauthier. Fait a Paris le 30 novembre 1906. Le Ministre de l'Instruction publique, des Beaux Arts et des Cultes, Sign^: Aristide Briand. Mile. Puthod has recently won distinction in the field of letters. From time to time papers written by her have appeared in French periodicals and been judged most favorably. Everyone will rejoice in her success. THEATER NOTES. Colonial: — Clyde Fitch's comedy, "Captain Jinks." Special matinee, Thursday, January 31, Ibsen's "A Doll's House." 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DERBY'S PIANO ROOMS, Clark's Block, - - Natick COLLEGE NEWS ALUMNAE NOTES. This column will contain items concerning Alumnse, former students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- pecial interest to the readers of the Alumna? Notes. I On December 5, 1906, a lecture was given before the Wellesley Hills Woman's Club by Professor Kendall of the History De- partment. Her subject was "Burmah," and her lecture was illustrated by stereopticon slides made from photographs taken during her recent visit to that country. Earlier in the year before this same club Miss Caroline J. Cook, 1S84, lectured on "Everyday Contracts." Miss Grace B. Townsend, 1896, is teaching this year in Wil- mington, Delaware. Miss Mary B. Pratt, 1889-1891, is-teaching a Model Kinder- garten in Washington, D. C. Miss Ruth I. Eager, 1902, is doing graduate work in history at Wellesley. Miss Olive C. Ambler, 1901, is teaching in Gardner, Massa- chusetts. Miss Viola Shearon, 1906, is teaching history in the High School at Le Mars, Iowa. Miss L. Gertrude Loker, 1906, is studying this year at Sim- mons College, Boston, and recently received the first prize in a college poster competition. The Boston Wellesley College Club will hold a luncheon at the Hotel Vendome, Boston, on Saturday, February 9th, at 1, P.M. Speeches will be made by officers and alumnse of the College. A cordial invitation is hereby extended to all former students of the College, not already identified with the club, to become members, and all wishing to join are asked to send their names to the secretary, Miss M. Louise Stockwell, 23 Orkney Road, Brookline, before February 4. In addition to the annual dues of one dollar, a charge of fifty cents will be made for all who wish to attend the luncheon. The Minneapolis Wellesley Association held their annual ban- quet on January 3, 1907, at which thirty members were present. Mrs. Alice Ames Winter, 1886, was toast mistress, and the following toasts were given: "The Under Graduates" Beata Werdenhoff, 190S "Just Out of College" Carolyn Dayton, 1906 "The Graduates" Blanche Wells, 1902 Mrs. Brook and Miss Eveers also spoke. On Wednesday, January 16, several members of the class of 1906, living in and about New York City, held an informal reunion, consisting of a luncheon at the Hotel Regent, followed by a Peter Pan theater party. Those present were Sallie Eustis, Sadie Samuel, Marion Carlisle, Emilie Calloway, Elsie Goddard, Alice Ames, Helen Segar, Ethel Smalley, Helen Por- ter, Marion Stephenson, Edna Moore. CHANGES OF ADDRESSES. Miss Beatrice Stepanck, 1895, 419 West 118 street, New York City. Mrs. Mary Belle Truesdale Bradley, i893-'94, 17 Holland avenue, Westfield, Massachusetts. Mrs. Lelia Eaton Farleigh, 1900, 200 Van Houten avenue, Passaic, New Jersey. Miss Helen E. Lucas, 1903, East Carver, Mass. ENGAGEMENTS. Miss Elsie Van Frie Roberts, 1903, to Rev. Frederick H. Steenstra, of Grace Church, New York City. Miss Grace E. Stilwell, 1902, to Mr. Louis Radcliffe Boswell, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Miss Elizabeth Taylor, 1904, to Mr. Milliner of Fairport, New York. MARRIAGES. Latham — Mansfield. October 1, 1906, at Medford, Massa- chusetts, Alice Gertrude Mansfield, 1897-1898, to David C. Latham of Clinton, Massachusetts. Every Requisite for 2)aint£ Xuncb AT COBB, BATES & YERXA CO., 55 to 61 Summer Street, ( Only one block from Washington St.) The Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume. COTRELL & LEONARD, ALBANY, N. Y. iVIalters of the Caps, Gowns and Hoods to Wellesley, Radcliffe, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Woman's College of Baltimore, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Univ. of Pa., Dartmouth, Brown, Williams, Amherst, Colorado College, Stanford and the others. CORRECT HOODS FOR ALL DEGREES. Illustrated bulletin and samples on request. ( Annie W. Stock- ing, Wellesley, 1902, in charge of correspondence.) BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO. Diamond Merchants Jewelers Stationers The Stationery Department supplies the highest grade of COLLEGE AND FRATERNITY STATIONERY PROGRAMMES CLASS CUTS DANCE CARDS MENUS CLASS DAY INVITATIONS, ETC. Special designs and estimates submitted free of charge 1218=20-22 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Mr. Albert M. Kanrich, VIOLINIST and HUSICAL DIRECTOR, Begs to announce that he is prepared to furnish the best musicians (orchestral or band) for all occasions. Or- chestrations, etc., etc. RECOMMENDED BY THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT WELLESLEY. Telephone I64A Ti-emont St., Boston Houser — Ruddle. December 16, 1907, in East Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, Elinor Frances Ruddle, 1903, to Rev. Norton Thomas Houser. At home after the first of February in Auburn, New York. Clements — Platt. January 12, 1907, at New Britain, Connecticut, Bertha D. Platt, 1904, to Joseph H. Clements, Jr. of Schenectady, New York. BIRTHS. October 1, 1906, a second son to Mrs. Lilian Favour Abbott, 1894-1S99. DEATHS. January 19, 1907, in Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Mary Lauderburn Rhoades, 1890. October 28, 1906, at Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, Mr. William O. Robson, father of Mrs. Marion Robson Travis, formerly of 1903 and Miss Olive R. Robson, 1893-95, 1896-97. October 12, 1906, the mother of Helen E. Lucas, 1903. January 15, 1906, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emily Stewart Howard, 1892. COLLEGE NEWS SOCIETY NOTES. Society Zeta Alpha held its monthly program meeting at the society house, Saturday evening, January 26, 1907. The fol- lowing program was given: Introduction of Pastoral Elements into English Literature Marion Waugh Shepherd's Calendar Mary McDougall Pastoral Lyrics Maude C. Bradfield Pastoral Elegies : Margaret Jones The regular monthly program meeting of the Shakespeare Society was held in the society house, Saturday evening, Janu- ary 26, 1907. The following program was given: Papers. Pleasant Types in "A Winter's Tale" Carol Sawyer Nature in the "Winter's Tale" Gladys Brown Shakespeare News Helen Cummings Scenes. "Taming of the Shrew." Act. III. Scene I. Katherine Dorothea Lockwood Bianca Margaret Seccombe Baptista Margaret Erwin Gremio Helen Eustis Lucentio Florence Besse Petruchio Dorothy Storey Hortensio Helen Knowles Franio Betty More Servant Ruth Stephenson The Alpha Kappa Chi Society held its regular monthly pro- gram meeting in the society house, January 26, 1907, at 7.30 P.M. The following program was given: The Wandering of Odysseus, Odyssey Books IX-XIII Hattie Brown Reading — "The Lotos-Eaters" Tennyson Elizabeth Gordon Art Representations in the Books Studied Edith Becker Classical News Jean Aiken At a regular meeting of the Phi Sigma Fraternity held Janu- ary 26, 1907, at the Chapter House, the following program was presented: Summary of the Second Period of Provencal History Isabel Rawn The Origin and Significance of the Provencal Court of Love Helen Goddard Representation of a Court of Love: Queen Laura Kimball Attendants Winifred Reed, Emily Shonk Troubadours, Genevieve Pfeiffer, Dorothy Fuller, Katherine Scott Chevaliers, Genevieve Washburn, Leah Curtis, Helen Curtis On Saturday evening, January 26, 1907, the regular monthly program meeting of the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society was held in the society house. Following is the program: Current Art Topics Miss Douglas Music Bulletin Notes Miss Condit The Impressionistic School in France Miss Plummer French Mural Decorations Miss Doten Pictures Given. Breton Peasants Collet Models: Miss Peterson, Miss Mitchell, Miss Douglas. Jean D'arc Bastien Lepage Model: Miss McClary. Portrait Manet Model: Miss Pope. At a formal meeting of the Agora Society held Saturday even- ing, January 26, 1907, the following program was given- Impromptu Speeches. "The New Independence of France" Eleanor Little "The Earthquake in Jamaica" Ruth French "Beginning of a New Era in Persia" Clara Griffin Formal Program. "Child Labor Conditions in Central and Northern States" Harriet Small "The Problem of Education of Working Chil- dren' ' Julia Larimer "Work of Women's Clubs in Relation to Child Labor" Marion Durrell (read by E. Little) PARLIAMENT OF FOOLS. (This "Bit of Ancient History" is a true story sent to us by an English friend, who remembers about the visit of Sir Richard Temple to Wellesley. This was in the early days of the College, when Miss Freeman was the president.) "A BIT OF ANCIENT HISTORY." Conversation between Miss Freeman (Lady Principal) and Sir Richard Temple. "Does it increase their chances (It sorely me doth vex) This higher education Of the rising female sex? Does it increase their chances Euripides to learn, [Twixt a Rhombus and a Rhomboid The diff'rence to discern?" So asked a mighty Gov'nor Of Lady Principal Who often asks hard questions A Solon to appall. " Does it increase their chances? I do not understand; Explain yourself, great Gov'nor, From India's coral strand." " Does it increase their chances Of Matrimony sweet, To wear a bright blue stocking Upon~their charming feet?" " I do not know, great Gov'nor, I have not ask'd them, Sir. I've never called a lassie, And prying questioned her. Perhaps if you should ask them, They'd soon make bare their hearts, And show to you, great Gov'nor, Fair^Cupid's piercing darts." Conclusion. But there the matter ended, Sir Richard had his fears, And would not ask the lassies "What are your chances, dears?" A DOGGEREL. Sigard said, "I think its hard That we are muzzled so!" ' ' I tell you we are strapped for sure, Said jocund Bobby Lowe. Sigard said, with bitterness, His muzzled nose alert, "I feel ridiculous; — in fact My dignity is hurt." But Bobby said, "I think it does Our beauty much enhance. Beside, a muzzle acts, you know, As suspenders to our pants,"